Dec 13, 2011
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FFA Comes to the Banker Convention

Many of you who have listened to me speak over the years know that FFA has a special place in my heart. This organization and the people involved in its activities have been instrumental in developing the leadership of agricultural businesses and government. This year at the 59th ABA Agricultural Bankers Conference, Dwight Armstrong, National FFA Organization CEO, addressed the audience at the end of the first day....More
Dec 13, 2011
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New Farm Bill Stalled – For Now

In mid-November it appeared that we may be heading for a quick resolution toward adopting a new farm bill. U.S. Senate Ag Committee Chair, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and U.S. House Ag Committee Chair, Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK), drafted potential new farm bill language to be included in a proposed Congressional Super Committee agreement to reduce the Federal Budget deficit by $1.2 trillion. The Super Committee did not reach agreement, so there was never an opportunity to have the new Farm Bill proposal included in any final agreement....More
Dec 13, 2011
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CME Won't Guarantee Missing MF Global Funds

CME Group Inc. will not guarantee any funds that are still missing from customer accounts at bankrupt brokerage MF Global after they are reimbursed by the bankruptcy trustee, the futures exchange’s Chief Operating Officer Bryan Durkin said on Monday....More
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